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The Unread lets you check unread and new emails without switching to Mail.app.

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I have lots of applications with lots of BIG windows and only one monitor. I wanted a quick way to see if I had any new mail in Mail without actually wasting the .35 seconds required to make the Dock spring up or to command+tab to Mail only to have my hopes dashed by not finding a little red badge on the Mail icon. I tried a Konfabulator widget that had a floating window that displayed if and how many unread emails you have, but try as I might I just don't have the taste for floating windows, I value my screen more...

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • Significant changes "behind the scenes" to improve speed and memory efficiency.
  • New "Only check INBOX for IMAP accounts" (now a default) that should improve handling of large IMAP accounts. It can be turned off if you need to monitor mailboxes other than INBOX. This option does NOT affect .Mac accounts.
  • New preference to automatically launch Mail if it is not more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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It does exactly what it says that it does, and it does it very well. The prefs could use some usability work. Otherwise, a nice little app.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Great app. Saves space since I have my Dock hidden. Only qualm is that I had to open the plist file before I could get it to work. The menu icon just sat there until l opened it up and set the settings

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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if you work with the dock hidden this is a simple menu addition that always keeps total amount of unread mail visible. Its simple, but its main drawback for me is its inability to bring a Mail window to the front, so the Dock with the Mailenhancer utility still seems the easiest way to keep a check on all mail in - But if you have another nifty utility, Aliasmenu, running, you can set up a quick launch folder with "internet type apps" in it, and drop the folder right next to the unread icon in the menu bar. Unread will show you which accounts have got what number of unread mail, and if you are interested, just slip to the right and open Mail.

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Version 1.0.1
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NovaScotian
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This is a great idea, but it's wedded to the OS X Mail client - I had thought it was going to log in and count from my mail server accounts so I could use Spamfire to filter my mail and pass it to Eudora on demand instead of on a schedule. Here's hoping that eventually it does that.

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Version 1.0.1
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Anonymous
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Love the idea. It seems to work well. One minor problem, though. I use IMAP to my (ugh) Exchange server. It has "public folder" which have thousands of unread messages. If the program could be set to only care about the "Inbox" of the accounts, that would make it wonderfully useful for me. Thanks.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 5,294
Version Downloads 2,173
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 26 Apr 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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